Dr Phillip McKee MB, MD, FRCPath qualified in medicine in 1972 at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was followed by pathology training at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1978. He then completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London. He was appointed to the Faculty of St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London in 1979 and subsequently to the Faculty of St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in 1992. In 1989 he was made Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1992 was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine by Queen’s University of Belfast.

In 1998, Dr McKee was recruited to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as Director of Dermatopathology and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Consultant to the Dana Farber Cancer Center and Children`s Hospital, Boston. In 2004, he was appointed Visiting Professor to the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Subsequently, he moved to Arizona where he established a private dermatopathology consultation practice. Dr McKee has spent a considerable time visiting medical centers both in the United States and abroad to lecture and present slide seminars. He is author/co-author of 160 original articles and author or editor of 9 textbooks with 3 foreign language translations. McKee’s Pathology of the Skin is now in its 5th edition.  Until 2013, he was host of a teaching Dermatopathology Website- DermpathPRO. In 2017 he established an online platform for sharing problematical casas and teaching purposes (FB McKee Derm). He also has a YouTube video channel for sharing interesting cases and lectures.

He currently provides consultations on digitally scanned dermatopathology platforms.

He was awarded The Elson B Helwig lecture award and medal in 2003 and was made honorary lifetime member of the American Society of Dermatopathology. in 2006 he was awarded The Neil Smith Medal in Dermatopathology and made honorary lifetime member of The British Society for Dermatopathology.  He was awarded the Piet Grobler Memorial award in 2014 and in 2019 he received The Founder Award of The American Society of Dermatopathology.

He has held grants from the Wishbone Trust, The British Orthopedic Association, Harvard Medical School Skin Disease Research Center and the National Institutes of Health.

He is married with 4 children. His wife formerly was Professor of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is now a full-time artist. His children are a physician, hip hop artist, author of psychological novels and TV host and presenter respectively.

Dr. McKee`s major extracurricular activity has revolved around risking life and limb in motor sport.

He resides in a tiny rural hamlet called L’Hopiteau, a commune of a small town called Boussais in the Deux-Sèvres Department of France, and can be contacted by email at [email protected]